ANCASTER, Ont -- DeQuon Cascart scored 19 points, and the Humber bench contributed 35, but the No. 10 men's basketball (15-5, 3rd West) suffered a 94-82 loss at No. 4 Redeemer Wednesday night.
Redeemer (19-1, 1st West) took control of the game early before Humber was able to use a 10-2 run late in the opening frame to cut the Royals' lead to one. The Hawks offence began to stall in the second quarter, as early foul trouble kept Humber out of sync. Nathaniel Nelson provided a spark to the Humber offence, scoring ten points in the first half, but Redeemer took a 50-40 lead into the intermission.
Both teams exchanged buckets in the third frame, and it wasn't until the fourth quarter when Humber began its comeback. Kenny Ejim went on a 6-0 run to cut the Royals lead to three with over six minutes remaining, but that would be as close as Humber would get. All-Canadian Rayvon Higdon scored 20 of his game-high 32 points in the final quarter, securing Redeemer's 94-82 victory.
- Kenny Ejim finished the season with 398 points, the third-highest single-season total in program history.
- Nathaniel Nelson finished with a season-high 12 points, while DeQuon Cascart finished with 19 points or more for the third time this season.
- For the second time this season, Humber shot less than 20.0 percent from 3-point range against the Royals.
- The Hawks have shot 35.0 percent or less from the floor for the second time this season.
- Humber's 42 rebounds were its lowest total since Dec. 8 at Niagara.
- The Hawks fall to 20-2 all-time against the Royals in regular season play.
- Humber has won 10 or more games for 18 straight seasons.
- The Hawks win streak ends at six games.
No. 10 Humber will host St. Lawrence (10-10, 5th East) in an OCAA crossover game on Feb. 24. Gametime is set for 6 p.m. and will be streamed live on HSN2.